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110th Anniversary Gala honorees Kevin Eubanks and Len Mellman
Welcome to your home for Settlement Music School alumni!

Settlement Music School students have gone on to prestigious careers in music, dance, education, politics, science, becoming Nobel Laureates, MacArthur Fellows, Pulitzer Prize winners, Fulbright scholars, published authors, and Grammy Award winners. Some of our most notable alumni include Christian McBride, Kevin Eubanks, Questlove, Chubby Checker, Albert Einstein, G. Love, Quiara Alegría Hudes, and Kevin Bacon.

All of our alumni matter to us deeply, and we want to stay in touch! Settlement invites all our alumni to explore the full range of ways you can stay engaged and involved with the School:

Check us out on social media
Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter! Connect with other friends and Alumni of Settlement. Share photos and updates.

Attend a performance
Enjoy a performance at one of our six branches – check out our calendar to find a performance near you! If you are unable to attend, please share the event with your friends via social media.

Register for a class or lesson
Inquire about registering for lessons or a class by reviewing our course catalog and contacting a branch near you.

Tell your Settlement story
Have a recent accomplishment or major life event? Help us brag about you on our news blog and social media accounts. If your Settlement friends accomplish something amazing, please pass that on to us too!

Does Settlement hold a special place in your heart? Share your Settlement story with us by using the hashtag #mysettlementstory on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or emailing us!

Update your contact information
Make sure we know how to keep you in the know by signing up for our newsletter at the bottom of the page or emailing us at

Connect us with your friends
Do you have friends who went to Settlement but have lost touch with us? Do you know people who would enjoy receiving information about our programming? Encourage them to connect in the ways we’ve listed here. Or email their names to us at

Help spread the word!
Talk about your Settlement experience with potential students and their parents, host an information station, roll up your sleeves in your city. Email us to find more ways that you can help promote Settlement in your local community.

Give to the Annual Fund
The Settlement Annual Fund is our annual giving program, which provides unrestricted support to the School. Make a gift to support financial aid, faculty, creative arts therapy, programs, capital projects, and more.

If you’d like to encourage others to give to the annual fund, email us at and we can provide you with more details.

Share your ideas
Don’t be shy! Share your ideas with us for how you can help spread the Settlement love!

Wear your heart on your sleeve!
Pick up some cool Settlement swag at your local branch. Take a photo of yourself wearing your new Settlement shirt or tote bag, tag us and post it on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

Settlement is a unique organization and the best way to learn about our breadth of impact is to hear from our alumni. For more info, click below to read details on some of our incredible alumni!

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"The caring, concern, and professionalism of our faculty is at the heart of what Settlement does for our communities. The opportunity to study at Settlement was invaluable to my education and development as a person."
Ralph Arpajian, Alumnus Parent

My wife and I met playing in (at the time) the Arco Chemical Chamber Orchestra when were 8 years old at Settlement. We are now happily married and our kids are taking lessons at Settlement. We wouldn’t have met without Settlement and we have such good memories walking through the doors now 30 years later! We are proud alumni and our kids will be too! - Jon Hoffman, Settlement alumnus and parent


News, Press, & Stories

Saaya Spearman
Alumni March 17, 2018
Saaya Spearman

“Everything that I’ve learned here at Settlement is something I want to take with me throughout life.”

Darryl Harper, Settlement alumnus
Alumni July 14, 2018
Darryl Harper

“I can count on one hand the number of organizations that provide the kind of quality and access to the arts that Settlement does. Schools like Settlement are rare.”

News November 21, 2022
Three Alumni Making Big Waves!

This past summer, we heard amazing news from three of our alumni, Na’Zir McFadden, Robyn Bollinger, and Michael Casimir.

110th Anniversary Gala honorees Kevin Eubanks and Len Mellman
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